These are the major stakeholders who might be present during a football match, and stand a chance of being subjected to racism remarks and gestures. Qualitative data will be collected regarding the approaches that have been utilised in undertaking racism within the football community. Quantitative data will also be essential in determining the most affected races in order to aid in the development of remedies to the affected races. The adoption of this approach is mainly because of the nature of information being sought, which will engross a blend of qualitative and quantitative approaches (Creswell 2009).
The utilisation of exploratory design is essential when investigating such phenomenon because the design presents a platform for investigation different aspects within a single study. The nature of information collected within an exploratory research can be effectively utilised in understanding various elements of the topic being studied. Through the utilisation of an exploratory research, key issues that result in the occurrence and prevalence of racism within football could become identified. This can easily result in the prioritisation of the various aspects of the problem, in seeking to offer a lasting way out to the dilemma. The elements being researched will be effectively understood through compilation of both qualitative and quantitative data. This is a fundamental advantage for the utilisation of mixed methods in conducting research.